Big Read Film Series

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Women of the West Film Series

Films on the women in the Old West

 
To complement the Big Read effort and shed more light on the theme of women in the Old West, the Library throughout October is offering Western Women, a free film series in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Saturdays in October at 1:30 p.m.

Westward the Women (1951; Not Rated)
October 5, 2013  |  1:30 p.m.
 

The Ballad of Little Jo (1993; R)
October 12, 2013  |  1:30 p.m.

Cat Ballou (1965; Not Rated)
October 19, 2013  |  1:30 p.m.

Heartland (1979; PG)
October 26, 2013  |  1:30 p.m.
 

 

True Grit Film Screenings

Screenings of the 1969 and 2010 Film Adaptations

 

True Grit (2010; PG-13)

Sat. September 28, 2013  |  2 p.m.
I.H. Ruiz Branch, 2017 W. Pennway

Tues. October 1, 2013  |  6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Mon. October 7, 2013  |  4:30 p.m.
Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Pkwy

Wed. October 16, 2013  |  7 p.m.
Sugar Creek Branch, 102 S. Sterling

Fri. October 25, 2013  |  1 p.m.
Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.

Sat. October 26, 2013  |  2 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 1141 E. 23rd St.

True Grit (1969; M)

Fri. October 4, 2013  |  2 p.m.
Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St.

Sun. October 6, 2013  |  2 p.m.
L. H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect

Thurs. October 17, 2013  |  10 a.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.

Sat., October 19, 2013  |  5 p.m.
Sugar Creek Branch, 102 S. Sterling







Read It/Watch It Discussion Group

Film Screening and Discussion

 

True Grit (2010/110 minutes; PG-13)
Sun. October 27, 2013  |  1:30 p.m.
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Rd.
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You have read and perhaps even re-read the Charles Portis modern masterpiece. Now watch this compelling film adaptation—Paramount Pictures’ tenacious True Grit (2010), starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, and Matt Damon and filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Join Big Read discussion facilitator Kaite Stover for a lively conversation comparing the written word to its cinematic interpretation. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read Portis’ novel prior to attending the film screening.